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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 18, 2009 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: help me out with an 89 rec

I think the band was playing pretty consistantly and tight in 89. Any recommendations of a show I might not have heard? I already know Alpine and Foxboro stadium as well as Shoreline. Any standouts or favorites?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 18, 2009 4:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

Shoot yourself?





[sorry...seeing that subject line today it was all I could think of...still friends...right?]

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 18, 2009 4:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

Of course we're still friends. I would have played 2-14-68 but I wore out every copy I had because I've been listening to it for 10 years straight. You understand

;P

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 18, 2009 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-05-06.sbd.nawrocki.tetzeli.fix-14262.34769.sbeok.shnf you gave me 10.9.82 from the same venue, try this one ....i like this one.....seems to have a very comfortable feel....a very fun show in my opinion! very laid back !

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Mar 18, 2009 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

Greek Theatre in August was very strong - especially the second two nights...
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-08-17.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.83773.sbeok.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-08-18.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.83774.sbeok.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-08-19.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.83775.sbeok.flac16

The Louisville show from Spring Tour sticks out in my head. Can't say when was the last time I gave a listen, but the memory has always stayed with me...
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-04-09.fob.thompson.motb.83523.sbeok.flac16

Greensboro was also a lot of fun...
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-03-30.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.81531.sbeok.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-03-31.sbd.miller.32349.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Mar 18, 2009 1:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

here's one i alway's liked from 89 that kinda stays under the radar!! the louie louie is classic with jer's horn like sound from the midi>?? http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-04-09.aud.bleich.sirmick.84036.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 18, 2009 1:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

Thanks! I jumped right to the Estimated>Uncle John's first, both very nice. I'll definitely check the rest out later.

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Poster: smi2les25 Date: Mar 18, 2009 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

Thought they might of opened w/ "gimme shelter".... they're still mad about the series... even with an act of God, the giants still go swooped.

A's vs SF (satan friend)...wrong highway I imagine

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-12-06.sbd.miller.tetzeli.fix-14917.33821.reflac.flac16



This post was modified by smi2les25 on 2009-03-18 20:02:21

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 18, 2009 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

I was there smi2les. For the earthquake and this show. Listening back I don't find it quite as good but at the time this show blew my mind. It was my fourth show but first one in terms of fully 100% getting it

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Poster: smi2les25 Date: Mar 18, 2009 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

I was in an eastbay garage and watched the lights swing and telephones along the roadway move side to side.

My mother was around fort point with her from New Hampshire and filming her with the VHS running.

plus it was the 20th anniversary on Altamont

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 18, 2009 1:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

I'm East Bay myself. Alameda at the time, you?

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Poster: barongsong Date: Mar 18, 2009 5:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

As for ones you may not have listened too. If I remember correctly you are familiar with the New Years run. If not go there first. As mentioned above 7-7-89 is a must hear. I don't know what people here are talking about with 4-9-89, Probably the worst show of the spring tour if not the year but to each there own I guess. Better to check out The 4-11,12,13-89 Rosemont or 4-15,16-89 Mecca Shows for great stuff that is often overlooked, or just about any other spring tour show besides 4-9. Also, for the fall, The night before the Night Full of Diamonds 10-15-89 is really nice ta boot. All in all there are a few off nights but most of 89 is pretty strong so I'd say just grab any ol show you find and you'll probably be happily surprised.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Mar 18, 2009 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

hey jots...
I have always like the space>TOO from this one.
The rest of the show is good, but its the TOO that makes
my face melt.

ooops, almost forgot the link (duh)~
http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-05-07.sbd.gardner.3329.sbefail.shnf

This post was modified by craven714 on 2009-03-18 20:11:47

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Poster: nagdot Date: Mar 18, 2009 6:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

truckin up to buffalo. which is 7-4-89 rich stadium orchard park ny. man "row jimmy" is hot followed by "masterpiece" then headin out of "space" is a stellar "i will take you home" not to mention "morning dew and "not fade away".

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 18, 2009 6:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

I like you nagdot, so I'm going to pretend you didn't use the word stellar to describe ANY version of I will take you home

DOH!

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Mar 18, 2009 7:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

Lobster is right about the 10/26/89 Dark Star... stellar! ;)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 19, 2009 5:31am
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Hey--were'nt we talking about the pic of JG & MtnG? It's above somewhere...

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Mar 19, 2009 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

Yeh, and that's the pic! She looks so intelligent and mentally engaged, and that's just what I get from a still photo. Now, compare that to DK...better not, it's still early here and I don't wanna puke.

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Poster: sambonk2 Date: Mar 18, 2009 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

7-7-89 RFK Stadium in Philly!!!!THIS IS BY FAR ONE OF THE BETTER SUMMER SHOWS FROM THAT YEAR!!!!!

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Mar 19, 2009 5:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

I'll second the 7-7-89 JFK show!!!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-07-07.sbd.wiley.7855.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: sambonk2 Date: Mar 19, 2009 5:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

that was the start of my summer tour that year...
giants 7-10-89 a close second
rfk 7-12
foxboro all very very good

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 18, 2009 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

and you know hampton. but those shows, while such a blast to be at, don't really live up to the hype when I listen to them now. I'm sure others will disagree.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Mar 18, 2009 1:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

BD - The first set isn't too much to write home about, but in my eyes the 2nd set up to Death Don't is probably the most psychedelic the band had been since the late 70's.

Many discount the MIDI, and find it annoying and while I agree to an extent, there are a few times such as the Hampton show where it took everything to another level and levitated the building - until Throwing Stones starts that is...

I prefer everything 68-74, but I do love this Hampton show, also the first part of the 3/29/90 2nd set... The rest of it is just... meh.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 18, 2009 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

I think they hold up pretty damn well. If comparing that Dark Star to one from 69-73 then yeah I agree but other than that I think they played pretty damn tight. Have you seen the video by chance? Jerry looks great, Bob looks positively crazed, it sort of confirms it to me that they were firing on all cyllinders. I also love the stealth thing they did with the name. THAT's the sort of thing I wish " the Dead" would do. That's how I know it aint all about the music on this tour they're doing but we already know that huh?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 18, 2009 12:59pm
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I've seen some snippets of the vid. Had a good friend that lived in Norfolk who always hooked us up for Hampton shows (almost made every run from 81 up to 89 - missed an early year). It was always a fun time there.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 18, 2009 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

JOTS,

Not sure if these were mentioned but in addition to your selections try these..

6/21 The PPV show from shoreline (still my fav Deal of all time)
10/26 Great second set with a monster Dark Star
12/10 Again great second set with Hornsby guesting off and on through the gig. Spencer davis plays 2 tunes as well. I really like the jack Straw China>Rider to open set 2

one last one ...5/6. Big Brent night

This post was modified by lobster12 on 2009-03-18 21:37:53

This post was modified by lobster12 on 2009-03-18 22:51:51

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 18, 2009 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me out with an 89 rec

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-08-05.mtx.hansokolow.96341.flac16

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Poster: BataviaSparky Date: Mar 19, 2009 8:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 89 rec- Milwaukee

JOTS- go long enough and the entire year will be recommended!
That being said, no one has mentioned the Brent-laden,and consequently fantastic, Milwaukee shows from spring. Also an epic DEW! I saw lots of shows that year and these stand out. Although kinda short, the playing is very tight and INCREDIBLY energetic!
http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-04-15.dsbd.jerugim.430.sbefail.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-04-16.sbd.sbefixed.9963.sbeok.shnf